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Our Management

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Our Management

Dr. Ankita Sanghavi – MD, Innocent Times

It comes as a surprise to most, that Ankita Sanghavi (Founder and MD, Innocent Times) is a qualified homeopathic doctor from Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Medical College. But the surprise element does not stop at that. Because Ankita’s career has taken her across a journey that is extremely rich in its diversity. Right from mastering the German language at Max Mueller, Pune, to studying International Business from Symbiosis to working as Manager, Global Sourcing at Mercedes Benz (India) and also mastering yoga, Ankita has traversed through widely varying landscapes, both in her personal and professional life. She has successfully led an Austrian company’s Indian arm, only to throw it all away to pursue her long cherished dream – of making available world-class, professional child care and schooling to the tiny tots who leave their homes at a very tender age.

Innocent Times was born out of her dream and determination to offer working parents a place that would look after their children as its own. She wanted to offer them a professional child care centre and preschool, built on international standards and personalised care. Inspired by her father and guiding force, Mr Ganesh Dhamdhere, who serves as an Executive Director on the board of Novartis group of companies, Dr. Ankita is busy making big plans to keep the little ones at Innocent Times cared for, secure and happy.

Mrs. Neha Mhalas – Director, Innocent Times

Every child, who has to stay away from home during the day, is in constant search of a mother figure. At Innocent Times, Neha is that mother figure.A constant source of love, care and encouragement, Neha Mhalas, Director, Innocent Times is a hands-on teacher. She is a fountainhead of ideas that keep the little ones at Innocent Times smiling and happy. Her creative inclinations, her ‘psychology’ background (Neha is a Psychology graduate from Mumbai University) and years of working with children in reputed schools in Pune and Ahmedabad are the secrets behind the original activities that Neha plans for the school and the child care centre. Neha uses project based learning for the school curriculum, as she believes that this is the best way a child can learn.

Neha is a qualified Pre-Primary teacher, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Pre-Primary Education from Symbiosis, Pune and is a firm believer in the power of human relationships. It is under her direction at Innocent Times, that the little ones learn the values of life besides imbibing a diverse range of subjects that form an integral foundation in the early years.